Spotlights

Developing custom strategies to address economic challenges

A unique global program run by the world’s top-ranked university is set to help Nova Scotia develop new strategies to address one of the province’s most pressing issues: building a stronger economy.

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The big “IDEA”

 

 

A major reinvention of Dalhousie’s downtown Halifax engineering and architecture campus was set in motion in the fall of 2016 with the public launch of the IDEA project, a $64-million investment built on the support of multiple partners.

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A game changer for ocean research

In September 2016, the Government of Canada announced $94 million in funding for OFI through its Canada First Research Excellence Fund — the largest research grant in Dalhousie’s history. To that, OFI adds an additional $125 million in funds committed from its various partners, including a $25 million gift from philanthropist John Risley to support OFI operations. That makes it a $220-million project, a scale of ocean research the likes of which Canada has never seen before.

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